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Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

A collection of newspaper clippings, printed articles, handwritten notes and a humorous analysis if the ‘f-word’ collected from John Miles of Wellington. Has a predominantly military focus, particularly Vietnam war slang. Has an analytical slant on the convention of slang formulation. The publication and subject matter date ranges are c. 1969-1990. Publication date range is 1921-1991. Subject matter dates are as far back as 1875.


  • Creation: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Access is freely available within the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.


From the Fonds: 100 linear_centimeters (Hutt Valley Independent and Upper Hutt Advertiser (2009.044) has been given a call number (DU401.1 H982) and is located on the Atlas shelving.)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Tapuaka Heritage & Archive Collections - JC Beaglehole Reading Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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Wellington 6140 New Zealand
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